What happens in Rang-tan?
When a little girl discovers a mischievous orangutan in her bedroom, she can’t understand why it keeps shouting at her shampoo and her chocolate. But when Rang-tan explains that there are humans running wild in her rainforest, burning down trees so they can grow palm oil to put in products, the little girl knows what she has to do: help save the orangutans!
Was Rang-tan banned?
Rang-tan was blocked from being shown on TV in the UK. It all started when supermarket chain Iceland decided to use Rang-tan as their 2018 Christmas advert. Their aim was to help spread the word about destructive palm oil. However, it was rejected by Clearcast, the body that approves TV ads in the UK, because of Greenpeace’s ‘political aims’.
You won’t see our Christmas advert on TV this year, because it was banned. But we want to share Rang-tan’s story with you… 🎄 🐒
Will you help us share the story?https://t.co/P8H61t6lWu
— Iceland Foods ❄️ (@IcelandFoods) November 9, 2018
This decision provoked a storm of controversy, and the resulting publicity helped the film reach more than 30 million online views.
Watch Monster – the sequel to Rang Tan
Greenpeace’s new film, Monster, tells the story of a boy’s friendship with a mysterious jaguar he finds in his kitchen.
Just like Rang-tan, Jag-war’s forest home is also in danger. It’s being burned to make way for soya plantations that feed animals grown for meat. You can learn more about Monster and join the campaign here.